The Classy Weekend Away Your Girlfriend Is Waiting For
Unfortunately Valentine’s Day is long gone, and that superb effort you put in to make it as dreamy as ever has been forgotten. With that being said, it may be time to remind the missus of just how romantic you can be… in the case you actually aren’t, we’re willing to let you take credit for thinking up this picture-perfect couples weekend.
We’ve chosen a place with some serious charm, Adelaide, as your destination and broken the getaway down into three impressive days…
After a well-earned sleep in and feeling as hungry as ever from your travels, you’ll be looking for a long lunch. Enter 2KW, one of Adelaide’s best-positioned restaurants. Sitting eight floors above the corner of King William St and North Terrace, you’ll be given supreme city views that’ll be made even sweeter with some fine dining. Treat yourself to the signature crayfish and wash it down with a wide selection of Adelaide’s finest wines (otherwise there’s Super Dry on tap for our more seasoned drinkers).To continue the food crawl, we prescribe Restaurant Orana for dinner. The very exclusive, no menu, 25 only capacity restaurant provides a dining experience like no other. Head chef and owner, Jock Zonfrillo has been working on nailing Australian cuisine, and unlike stereotypes teach us, we have a lot more to offer than meat pies and pavlova. Charred kangaroo, mud crab, crocodile and emu are just some of the options you’ll find, with a range of wine to match.
If you check your finest goon box bottle of wine there’s a good chance you’ll find it’s from Adelaide. To be more exact, the Barossa Valley. We suggest heading to the wine haven for a day or two and lapping up the vineyard life. The famous Jacobs Creek winery has their own accommodation where you can call a private villa home or Airbnb have a couple of options within the vineyards, like this private cottage for two.It may be a struggle to leave your lush housing situation, but wine tasting at Artisans of Barossa will make it worth your while. A full day wine tour will venture across seven separate vineyards with a lunch stopover at the Harvest Kitchen balancing out your daily intake of 90% wine 10% food.
Being away from home results in a whole new market, so why not shop a little? At Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop you’ll find all the ingredients used in your fine dining experiences, while your newfound wine knowledge will make it easy to select a bottle from their massive collection. If you’re up for round two, the Tscharke Vineyards are worth a wander. Friendly staff and a picturesque setting make it the perfect place to continue your wine crawl.